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Jennifer Lawrence Used to Have Social Anxiety

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Jennifer Lawrence is pretty great – she’s refreshingly honest and funny and doesn’t mind sharing the embarrassing parts of her life. Her most recent admission is that she suffered from “a kind of social anxiety” as a kid and felt out of place in school.

From Madame Figaro:

“My nickname was ‘Nitro’ as in nitroglycerin. I was hyperactive, curious about everything.

“When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly. When I entered school, the light went out. We never knew what it was, a kind of social anxiety. But I had friends.”

Well, that definitely sounds like someone who’s arrogant, eh? Yes, that’s sarcasm. I’m glad Jennifer is so forthcoming about stuff like this, but I also hate that the press latches on to things like this because HELLO, who didn’t feel out of place in school? Seriously, please give me an actual percentage of kids who loved going to school every day and thought it was an awesome and fulfilling experience. Hell no – it was awful, but we did it because that’s part of the experience of growing up.

Good to see Jennifer isn’t so shy anymore, anyway.

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  • So tired of all the JL ass kissery going on in the media ever since she was in that insanely boring and overrated film that was a total Battle Royale rip off. I actually went to see that steaming pile of crap bc of all the media buzz and the plot reminded me of Battle Royale (which is one of my favorite films) but watching it was SO FRIGGING BORING, my god. This girl isn’t any more chill or down to earth than like.. oh Idk… Bryce Dallas Howard, Rose McGowan, Laura Dern, Kristen Ritter etc… I could go on and on so I don’t really understand why JL gets all this attention and praise for just being a normal human being. There are people like this and then there are people who get thirsty for fame and attention and act like total assholes.. like, we get it. Why is it so surprising that JL is apart of the normal group? Big deal..

    And if no one enjoyed being in school at that age and you need an actual percentage to believe otherwise, then JL experienced nothing more than what the average frigging kid in grammar school did.. Please, she’s nothing special and she didn’t have some kind of social anxiety then, by your reasoning, at least. I didn’t LOVE school, but I didn’t hate it either. I didn’t have anxiety over it and I went to catholic school and that place was hell on earth.. so thats saying something. I had about 20 kids in my class (8 girls in total and we cliqued up into two groups, popular and unpopular, and I wasn’t apart of the popular four, I’ll tell you that) but I don’t expect “Oohs and Ahhs” over how I managed to get through it and didn’t call it social anxiety.

  • i love her sooo much but i dont really believe she was shy, the kind of personality she has is so in you face.
    i was shy at school and i have improved but to go from shy to THAT is not believable

  • She’s everywhere. Her round, expressionless, equally round-eyed face and round eyebrows have been milked out more than Kate Uptons bosom. It’s taunting me. It’s system overload. Please take a year-long break. Thanks.

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